Australia vs Syria: As It Happened

Article by Claudio Rosano 13th October 2017   It was a match that had all Syrian football fans in a state of football euphoria. Almost two hours before kick off, the front...

Yalanji – Vegetarian Stuffed Vine Leaves

Veggie Stuffed Vine Leaves Bushra, who arrived in Australia in 2016, passed on this recipe for yalanji to Beloved Syria. Bushra doesn’t follow a written recipe, and doesn’t use exact...

Life and Devotion

Article by Lisa Accadia, AMES Australia We recently sat down to interview Bushra, a Syrian who arrived in Australia toward the end of 2016. Bushra spoke generously to us about...

Six weeks in Syria

Born and raised in Australia, Leo (Soltan) Alhalabi identifies both as a proud Aussie and a proud Syrian. On visits to Syria, he has noted the love and support...

Music – A Human Need

  Not so long ago, while driving my elderly mother to an appointment, I recorded traffic noises, snatches of our conversation, and, through the cacophony of traffic sounds, came the...

L’Ensemble al-Kindi

On a visit to Damascus in 2009, on the recommendation of two women I met in a CD shop, I purchased 'Musique Des Derviches Tourneurs de Damas' Al-Kindi, who was...